WSBA Governance

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WSBA which determines the general policies of the Bar and approves its budget each year. The Board of Governors consists of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, and members elected from each Congressional District and at-large.

Your Congressional District is listed on myWSBA (log in required). You can also enter your home address (or, if you live out of state, your agent of service address) on this Congressional District map. Choose "Congressional," click on "Find My District," and then click on the map next to the symbol marking your address.

Meet the Board of Governors

Meet the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, the at-large Governors, and your elected representatives.

Board Meeting Information

The Board of Governors meets 7 times per year at locations across the state. Meetings are open to the public, except for executive sessions. Materials are available online before the meeting.

The Board's Work

The Board of Governors is the governing body of the WSBA. The Board moves the Bar forward with an eye toward both its long-standing mission and guiding principles, and its short-term strategic goals.

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

A proposed amendment to the WSBA Bylaws, Article VII. D., Meetings of Officers, will have a first reading and be on the action calendar at the September 17-18, 2015 BOG meeting. This proposed change authorizes an Executive Committee of the BOG [EC]; allows a Charter to define the EC’s duties; and sets EC membership and meeting notice requirements.

A proposed amendment to the WSBA Bylaws, Article IV. B. 3., Immediate Past President, will have a first reading and be on the action calendar at the September 17-18 BOG meeting. In addition to the other duties performed by the Immediate Past President, the proposed change will add another duty of the Immediate Past President, which is to work on behalf of the Board and the Officers to ensure appropriate training and education for new board members and officers.

A proposed amendment to the WSBA Bylaws, Article VI. C., Elections, had a first reading at the July 24-25 BOG meeting. The proposed change would replace the option of paper ballots with all electronic ballots and shorten the voting period for the general election to 14 days and run-off elections to 7 days. The proposed amendment will be on the Consent calendar at the September 17-18, 2015 BOG meeting in Seattle.

Elections

Learn how the WSBA's Board of Governors is elected

Board of Governors Meeting Schedule and Materials

Archived Board Meeting Minutes & Agendas

Executive Director

Meet Paula Littlewood, WSBA Executive Director

Bylaws

As of June 12, 2015